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earth day, 2009

March 28, 2009

With all that’s going on right now, drug wars in Mexico, residents along the banks of the Red River suffering from the effects of Climate Change, America’s fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the collapse of the global economy, please remember that today is a very special day, not only in America, but across the entire planet. It’s Earth Day.

Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, in whatever time zone you’re in, please remember to turn off all nonessential lights. This act in itself won’t save all mankind, but it’s a start.

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Observance began in Australia.

it sure was an interesting day yesterday

March 27, 2009

The GOP got the Dems in an old-fashioned smackdown yesterday. Two terrifically horrific battles immediately come to mind.

While President Obama held an unprecedented online town-hall meeting which broke all records (simply by the fact that it had never been done before), John Boehner battled back by revealing the long-awaited Republican budget plan. It was nineteen pages long with an unexpected twist: there were no numbers in it. Take that, liberals!

The other case was a little more nuanced. Treasury Secretary Tim Geitner appeared before the Hill asking for sweeping new powers to regulate non-banking financial institutions, based on the powers the FDIC has to regulate banking institutions. Although there was agreement from both sides that something needed to be done, the wise old foxes at FOX NEWS weren’t having any of it.

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The same folks who blasted Geitner two weeks ago over AIG bonuses (What did you know, when did you know it, why didn’t you stop it?) were now throwing out words like fascist, dictatorship, not to mention their favorite, socialist…

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Well, you can’t please all the people all the time.